In Memoriam

Spring-Summer 2012

Douglas Waugh (JD ’76) passed away on July 24, 2011. He was 62. Doug worked as an attorney at Ocean Monmouth Legal Services for 32 years and was honored as the James B. Larsen Outstanding Attorney of the Year in 1996. He resided in Wall Township, New Jersey.

Scott Nebergall (JD ’77) passed away on January 19, 2012. He was 60. 
An attorney and partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer in Providence, Rhode Island, beginning in 1984, Scott served as cochair of the tax department. Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, he was a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was a recipient of the Justice Department Outstanding Attorney Award. For 19 years, he served as the municipal court judge in Tiverton, Rhode Island. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Rhode Island Country Club. He also enjoyed sailing, particularly cruising each summer with his family on his Baltic 38, Eroica.

Martha Ann Spikes (JD ’83) passed away suddenly on April 28, 2012, in Irvine, California. She was 57.
Martha worked for various law firms in the Los Angeles area and eventually went to work in-house at Mission Energy, where she made lifelong friends, including her law partner Mary Ellen Lowrey, with whom she started the practice Spikes Lowrey. But her favorite and most precious role was that of wife and mother. Two months after meeting Larry Cope on a white-water rafting trip on the American River, and having her tired feet massaged for hours on the bus ride home, Martha and Larry were married in Gainesville, Texas, in 1986. The couple had three children.

Martha is survived by her husband Larry and her three children Catriona, Zachary, and Nicholas. She is also survived by her sister Mary Pat Koos.

Randal Klein (JD ’84) passed away on December 18, 2011. He was 54.
Randy joined the firm of Tobin Lucks LLP in 1987, and through his dedication, loyalty, and professionalism, rose to the position of managing partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.¬†He was respected and liked by both those with whom he worked and against whom he litigated as a certified specialist in workers compensation law.

Randy was held in high regard and true affection by all who were lucky enough to be his friend or acquaintance, and his presence will be greatly missed.

Klein, who never married, is survived by a brother, Doug Klein, and sister, Debbie Klein.

Edward N. Seelandt (JD ’93) passed away on August 9, 2011, after a three-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. Survivors include his mother Norma Seelandt; brothers Michael, Karl, and Charles; sisters Katherine and Karla Seelandt, and Ris√© Jones; three nieces; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Karl Seelandt and his sister Laura Seelandt.

Stephen Frank Hendrick (MDR ’98) passed away on October 5, 2011, after a brief illness. He was 63.

Chace W. Swatek (JD ’02) passed away on February 15, 2012.
Known for his infectious smile and laugh, Chace was active in his community of Indian Springs, Alabama, and volunteered his time as a pro bono attorney for those in need and with the local children›s charities, where he played Santa Claus at Christmas. Chace is survived by his parents Bill and Lana Swatek, sister Barret Swatek, brother Dax Swatek, sister-in-law Rachael Swatek, and niece Amelia Mae.

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